Broadcasters and their technology partners have been striving to automate key parts of the spot TV selling process. How are they doing at automating audience estimates, in-flight reconciliation, and other key tasks? How is the buy-side doing at automating RFPs, in-flight reconciliation and other key parts of the media planning and buying process? REGISTER NOW […]
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, unveiled the latest version of software for the Prism family of waveform monitors. The new software “adds significant audio support to an already broad range of IP and SDI audio tools,” the company […]
Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.
Bitcentral Inc., a provider of media workflows in the U.S. and Latin America, has released updated versions of Central Control, its comprehensive and fully integrated master control and automation software, and its browser-based Create editor. The new features built into Central Control and Create provide greater efficiencies and usability for thousands of production teams. Both […]
Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream, a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Extending the “add once, publish everywhere” efficiency of Tightrope’s Cablecast broadcast automation solution to organizations that don’t have their own television channel, VIO Stream enables local governments, schools, churches, and businesses to dramatically expand the public’s access to their content with unprecedented ease. “Many public sector organizations, institutions and […]
Veritone Inc., the creator of the operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, has introduced “significant enhancements” to its campaign analytics and attribution applications, Veritone Discovery and Veritone Attribute, benefiting both existing and new broadcast customers. The aiWARE applications currently power nearly 1,500 stations globally with metadata automation, content tracking and enterprise-level advertising attribution, enabling advanced media […]
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, is offering a new option and a new name for its live ABR monitoring service. The newly named Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor service now adds contribution feed monitoring and ad tracking to the system’s […]
Vendors are offering better tools to help newsrooms plan and generate social media posts with more integrated and streamlined solutions with a view to reducing “tool fatigue” and decreasing the turnaround time on new posts.
LTN Global, a provider of transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced today a multi-year agreement with SportsGrid Inc. The agreement provides SportsGrid with advanced cloud-based automation products optimizing operational efficiency and dependability. LTN supports SportsGrid with automated production services, including the delivery of live programming support managed from the state-of-the-art production facility located […]
Broadcasters, advertisers and agencies need an approach to buying and selling spot TV that streamlines and simplifies the entire process end-to-end for traditional and automated transactions.
Tightrope Media Systems has added new functionality and efficiencies to its Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform. Available immediately, version 7.2 of the Cablecast software adds support for NewTek’s popular NDI media-over-IP technology alongside new clip trimming and metadata tagging capabilities. Many community media organizations now use NewTek’s TriCaster or another NDI-enabled solution as their production switcher. Cablecast 7.2 can ingest NDI streams from such systems from […]
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the latest software for its PRISM Waveform Monitor. Built for post-production, live production and engineering, the latest release supports enhanced test tools for UHD and 4K/8K with RGB 4:4:4 12-bit HDR/WCG […]
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the next generation of its IQ Solutions. With a focus on enabling operators to find and fix faults faster than ever, IQ solutions now provide single pane-of-glass OTT stream monitoring with combined […]
Pixel Power, a global provider of graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. Pixel Power said it “continues to invest in staff […]
Broadcast Pix has launched StreamingPix, which it calls “a complete live production and streaming solution designed for easy set up and use, yet powerful enough to produce compelling professional content.” Aimed at companies from aquariums to zoo’s — churches, corporations, events, schools, universities and all users who want to take streaming to the next level. […]
MASV, a pay-as-you-go large file transfer service, today announced a major update to its app for macOS and Windows. MASV App V.2.0 is designed for media & entertainment professionals, creatives and enterprise video users to send and receive 100GB+ files with ease. At the core of MASV App 2.0 is new automation tools that help […]
Pebble Beach Systems, an automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, is organizing “virtual stands” for CABSAT from March 31 to April 2, and for NAB on April 20-22, with the aim of “enabling the most important side of any trade show — open discussion.” Alison Pavitt, marketing manager, Pebble Beach Systems, said: “Trade shows […]
Eugene Novacek, founder of ENCO, a provider of software for radio and television, including playout automation, captioning, scheduling and streaming, died Jan. 1, 2020 in New York following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61. He is survived by his wife, Judith Novacek; his daughter, Kristin Heinbockel; his son Andrew Novacek, and granddaughter, Evany […]
Leaders from Nexstar, Gray and Meredith expressed hope that automation and impressions-based selling may help curb a downward trend in spot TV sales, but broadcasters must avoid being “held hostage” to tech companies in the process. L-r: Patrick McCreery of Meredith, Perry Sook of Nexstar and Pat LaPlatney of Gray. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
RTI, a global provider of control and automation, today promoted Mark Derus to chief executive officer. Derus will focus on driving business growth globally and expanding the company’s commercial market presence. He will continue to build on the initiatives RTI has implemented over the past three years, including new policies such as a three-year warranty, […]
Independent automation provider Aveco, along with its customer Hyderabad-based Ramoji Group’s ETV Bharat App in India, have been awarded the 2019 IBC Innovation Award in the Content Everywhere category for the automation system that drives the 24 studios and 24 fulltime news channels in 13 languages for mobile news consumption. The award was presented for […]
Automation technology is fast evolving to keep up with demand for content on multiple platforms. Vendors say it helps eliminate redundant tasks and integrates as many platforms as possible without posing a threat to jobs or creative control.
IBC2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.A05 and IBCTV 13.A08: IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) will see Pixel Power demonstrate its fully virtualized software solutions for production, playout, automation, branding and graphics at Stand 7.A05 and 13.A08. These systems create an all-encompassing approach to deliver linear, OTT, VOD and catch-up channels using a singular workflow. “The key […]
Pike Media Lab has transitioned to a software-only playout solution from Grass Valley. Central to the new playout capability is ICE SDC, which supports uncompressed 2022-6 video streams and enables the Russian media services provider to leverage new commercial and operational models as well as handle content from almost any source and distribute it quickly to any platform. Pike Media […]
Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced new automation capabilities for its Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) with Smart Rate Control that it says will save operators up to 50% of bandwidth and storage costs. Using machine-learning (ML) and Stream Video Quality, Synamedia’s patented light weight and real-time quality metric technology, the solution automatically […]
Independent television automation provider Aveco has been selected by Medcom to provide a studio production automation system and ASTRA MAM system for three of its Panamanian operations, which includes three terrestrial television channels (Telemetro, RPC TV and Oye TV) and four cable television channels (ECO TV, Mall TV, Cable Onda Sports and Cable Onda Sports […]
Broadcasters continue to look for ways to do more with less with automation at the forefront of many of the changes sweeping the industry. However, the need for content creation continues to rise, thanks in part to a variety of evolving OTT and streaming platforms, even as the manpower to produce it diminishes. Alex Bassett, a director and technical consultant, who has worked on an array of studio automation projects for broadcasters such as Euronews NBC and NBC Signal, talks about the current state of broadcast automation.
Vitec Group on Monday announced the retirement of Gary Rotondelli, director of technical sales for Vinten automation. Rotondelli’s career in the broadcast robotics and automation industry spans more than three decades, including 26 years with Vinten. “Gary has been a staple in our company for almost 30 years, and he has become the face and […]
Telestream, a provider of workflow automation, processing and quality monitoring and management solutions for the production and distribution of video, today announced the opening of its new East Coast Headquarters in Westwood, Mass. Located at 247 Station Drive, the 22,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art customer experience center and provides bright and modern offices […]
As they migrate to the ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard, TV stations represent a microcosm of the workforce shifts that are taking place within station groups and media organizations. Competing effectively as a multichannel, multiplatform and revenue-diverse organization increasingly relies upon technology-driven solutions such as cloud-based management, blockchain and automation, including more universal deployment of robotic process automation.
The transition from serial-digital to high-definition encoding opened up new possibilities for regional broadcasters. Now more stations than ever are taking advantage of multiplexing to bring quality content to a wider audience. These developments introduced us to content delivery over the internet; as opposed to trucking tapes and linear satellite feeds. Along with this progress come the […]
ENCO | Stand 8.A59| www.enco.com ENCO is a pioneer in the use of computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio station and TV studios. The company has since evolved its product line to cross all aspects of today’s automated broadcast and production workflows, including closed-captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. It will show enCaption4 solution […]
Aveco | Booth SU8516 | http://www.aveco.com Aveco, based in the Czech Republic, with offices in Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Mexico City, Bogota, and New Delhi, designs, sells, and supports studio production automation, master control automation, and integrated channel playout systems worldwide. Until recently, all high-end master control automation systems used in sports, including Aveco’s, have included […]
ENCO | Booth N3824 | http://www.enco.com/ Founded in 1983, ENCO pioneered the use of computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio station and TV studios. The company has since evolved its product line to cross all aspects of today’s automated broadcast and production workflows, including closed-captioning, visual radio, audio compliance, instant media playout, remote contribution, and cloud-based web streaming. The new Clipboard provides […]
Rushworks | Booth SL-11216 | http://www.rushworks.tv Rushworks provides low-cost, high-performance television production, automation and video streaming solutions. These scalable and extensible solutions integrate networked video and graphics servers and encoders with “powerfully simple” automation software. A-LIST Streamster — Recognizing the dramatic increase in demand for OTT content management and distribution, Rushworks has created an “IP […]
Telestream | Booth SL3316 | http://www.telestream.net/telestream-home.htm Telestream provides live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions that allow consumers and businesses to transform video on the desktop and across the enterprise. It will be demonstrating a range of solutions that move content from creation through distribution, while providing quality monitoring and management throughout. Telestream […]
ZGS Communications-owned Telemundo affiliates WTMO-CD Orlando and WRMD-CD Tampa have completed the installation of a comprehensive multi-channel broadcast automation system supplied by NVerzion, a broadcast equipment manufacturer headquartered in Salt Lake City. After on-site, in-depth personnel training by the NVerzion staff, the two systems at the separate stations function identically. Prior to the install, management […]
Today, Ross Video and Cisco announced the availability of a joint whitepaper, Newsroom in a Box … in a Data Center, which showcases a virtualized news production proof-of-concept (PoC) that the companies produced together. According to the companies, the PoC successfully demonstrated how a workload that is formally defined in human-readable text files can be transformed […]
Pixel Power | Stand 7.A31 | Website: www.pixelpower.com Pixel Power, a global automation, branding and graphics supplier, will feature a new application of its Factory automated file-based production software. It will be demonstrated creating all the assets required for a complex, multi-platform video on demand or catch-up service, without the need for user intervention. Rather than […]
Broadcast Solutions | Stands O.EO2 & 8.A74 | Website: http://www.broadcast-solutions.de The German-based system integrator will show its full expertise on the largest outdoor stand of the show, focusing on system integration solutions with Streamline OB Vans, studio projects, the company’s own cable manufacturing as well as virtual reality solutions. The indoor stand (8.A74) will emphasize […]